TierraCast Visit & New Product Launch!

TierraCast Visit & New Product Launch!

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Working at Bead World has some pretty amazing perks — we get to work at what we all think is the most amazing bead store around (Phoenix New Times even named us Best Bead Store), we’re surrounded by our favorite products, we absolutely love our clients, and “working” for us often consists of helping our stellar clients find just the right product or perfect their jewelry designs.  Who could complain about that??  Every once in a blue moon, we even get the extra special treat of spending time with some of our fabulous vendors.  At Bead World, we source all of our products ourselves.  We’re picky about what we sell in our stores.  The companies we have chosen to carry not only have amazing products, but are really spectacular people too!!  Time with them is definitely a treat that we look forward to!

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Earlier this year we had a special visit from our friends Julie & Kelli from TierraCast.  TierraCast is the amazing company that makes the majority of the metal components & findings we carry here at Bead World.  They design and cast all the products themselves in Santa Rosa, CA.  Even if you don’t know for sure, it’s safe to assume you have used some of TierraCast’s products in your jewelry before, if not many of them.  We were so excited to have TierraCast come for a visit! We knew they were coming to teach us a demo class using their rivets, eyelets, and setting tools, but they had an extra surprise for us — we also got a sneak peek preview of their new Dulce Vida product line!!  We had such an amazing time!  Julie & Kelli are spit-fires!!  They are full of energy, excitement, and humor!  Here are some pictures of our fun demo class from Kelli & Julie:

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Now on to my favorite part…the new Dulce Vida line!!  You can pretty much say that I’m obsessed with it.  While I love a lot of TierraCast’s products, I think the Dulce Vida line is one of my favorite lines they’ve ever come out with.  It is organic, whimsical, stylish, and versatile.  There are three components to the Dulce Vida line: Flora with it’s beautiful floral motifs, Amor showcasing whimsical heart designs, and Jardin which evokes a serene garden with it’s lovely vine details.

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Small Flora Teardrop

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Amor Pendant

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Jardin Clasp (also available in Brass Oxide)

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We were commenting during our demo that the Dulce Vida line reminds us of PMC (precious metal clay), and slightly of Brighton and Green Girl Studios.  Personally what I love most about these new pieces is that they remind me of my love of PMC — I used to get so much joy out of making PMC pieces, but I just don’t have the time to make them anymore.  With the Dulce Vida line, I can get the look and feel of my favorite PMC pieces (there’s even a pendant that reminds me so much of my favorite PMC pendant that I ever made), without all the work of PMC.  The Dulce Vida line is uniquely TierraCast, with a style and flair that is all their own.  If you’re already a fan of PMC, Brighton, or Green Girl Studios, you’ll definitely want to check out this new line though!!  I have a feeling it’ll be right up your alley!

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Each piece of this new line is available in antique pewter or brass oxide and the design varies on each side, adding to the whimsical & organic nature of the line.  It’s an extensive line with charms, pendants, bars, links, beads, earring posts, clasps, buttons, pinch bails, and even bangles!!  We have all of them!  Challenge yourself to mix and match these pieces in unique & creative ways to come up with new designs.  We can’t wait to see what you create!  Here’s some inspiration to get you started:

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Are you hooked yet??  We have even more amazing Dulce Vida samples in our stores to continue inspiring you.  Come check out the Dulce Vida line in person and see where your creativity takes you!

Happy Beading!!

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2 comments on “TierraCast Visit & New Product Launch!
  1. Tracy Gonzales says:

    That visit looks like it was so fun!

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